The World Population Clock ( http://www.census.gov/popclock/ ) currently estimates the globe’s total population at 7.3 Billion souls. That’s a mind boggling 7,300,000,000.
So, I would like to ask you a question. Out of 7.3 Billion people, who are you willing to listen to when they advise that you are wrong about something very important in life?
“The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”
~ Proverbs 12:15
All of us are imperfect. We need the shared wisdom and insight from one another. To “listen to advice” does not mean that it is done blindly, but it does mean to hear what someone has to say and to give honest and careful consideration to it because they just might be right!
When a person literally has no one in the world that they can be corrected by, they just might be foolish. They are convinced that their way is the best way, they explain away all other voices, they make excuses that pardon themselves, and that all others’ ways are foolish. Again, it’s not about blindly accepting everybody’s advice, but it is about having a small circle of trusted friends that can speak into a person’s life and genuinely be heard and considered.
So, to reiterate, out of 7.3 Billion people on the planet, how many do you trust to give you good and important advice without your meeting them with resistance and suspicion? The fool has none (or they are only “Yes” men), while the wise have some.
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